SOUTH AFRICA - Tiger Brands, on behalf of its division Enterprise Foods, has committed to recalling products that are identified with listeriosis outbreak, but are conducting its own tests as well. This follows an announcement by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Sunday that the source of the present…
SOUTH AFRICA - The outbreak of listeriosis has been traced to an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Sunday. "We can now conclude scientifically that the source of the present outbreak is the Enterprise Food production facility located in Polokwane," he said at the offices of the National Institute of…
ETHIOPIA – A bill, which will paralyse the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) in the coffee export value chain, was finalised last week and sent to Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources and the Office of the Attorney General for some improvements and additions.
NIGERIA – The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) on Tuesday made public the outcome of its investigation into possible safety issues in Fanta, Sprite and other select soft drinks, strongly canvassing for regulatory review and actions for safer soft drinks in Nigeria.
EGYPT – Egypt will impose a sugar export tariff of 3 000 Egyptian pounds ($165.47) per tonne, the state’s official gazette said on Thursday.
INDIA – A parliamentary panel has asked the health department to take necessary measures to arrest underutilisation of funds by the country’s food safety regulator FSSAI and ensure strengthening of the food testing system in a time-bound manner.
UAE – Soft drinks prices in the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries are expected to increase by 50 per cent following the introduction of a new selective tax.
BRAZIL – After 11 days of arrests, bribery allegations and a full-blown international food-safety scare, the worst may finally be over for Brazil’s embattled meat industry.
SOUTH AFRICA – Oxfam South Africa wants the government to consider a sin tax for goods that use lots of water in the production phase and for emergency grants to mitigate against drought conditions.
UAE – The UAE is expected to implement taxes on tobacco, soft drinks and energy drinks this year following the approval of a draft law by the Federal National Council yesterday setting a legal framework for taxation.